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    ‘A ship is only as strong as its crew’ – this text is carved on the stone laid by the founder, Jan Schouten, in the facade of the Schouten & Nelissen building in Zaltbommel. It reflects Schouten’s conviction that individual, personal strengths are a deciding factor in the success of organizations. For this reason behavioral training, coaching, and leadership development have, for years, formed the backbone of what has now become known worldwide as Schouten Global.
    In 2014-15 all participating boats in the Volvo Ocean Race are, for the first time ever, identical, thus making Schouten’s people-focused motto more relevant than ever. This time, in the world’s most challenging sailboat race, it will literally be the crew that makes the difference! The link between Schouten Global and the Dutch Team, was quickly made. Skipper Bouwe Bekking’s team will even receive a year’s full support from Schouten’s Director Coaching – Anje-Marijcke van Boxtel. She is training and coaching the team, sharpening the leadership skills of Bouwe Bekking, and in the process empowering the entire crew. This empowerment is a necessity if your ambition is to win this unique sailboat race! It is also the key to success for every organization.


    Schouten Global is both a proud sponsor and the committed coach of Team Brunel for the Volvo Ocean Race.

    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

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    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

    The Volvo Ocean Race is considered one of the most challenging sailing boat team races in the world. One boat, eight people, around the world as fast as possible under difficult conditions. All boats in this race are identical. The crew explicitly makes the difference. They will have to rise above themselves in order to be able to face the competition and the ever-changing conditions.

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    Coach Team Brunel

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    Coach Team Brunel

    As a worldwide trainer of leaders and teams, we are a partner to Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race. With Anje-Marijcke van Boxtel as the coach to skipper Bouwe Bekking and his team, we are committed to supporting Bouwe during the entire race in his leadership role, enabling him to optimise team work. Team Brunel is empowered by Schouten Global for good reason.

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    EMPOWER!

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    EMPOWER!

    We can see the same in daily life within businesses. This is also where leaders and their teams make the difference when managing maximum performance, bringing out the best in both themselves and their colleagues. This is the key to success in the business environment. That is Schouten Global’s domain.

    To put it simply, we enhance people by helping them to utilize their strengths. We encourage people to rise above themselves. This is amalgamated into our campaign theme: EMPOWER! Who wouldn’t want that?!

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    THEMES

    The Volvo Ocean Race consists of 9 legs to 9 different countries.  This global challenge can be used to illustrate Schouten’s unique concept of coaching and training. 

    Each leg will focus on a content theme which is based on Schouten Global’s services. In fact, we selected the ‘gauges’ among our products to highlight the similarities between daily practice in business and the developments of Bouwe and his team. And, of course, to clarify Schouten Global’s role in this process. 

    Seminars Leadership

    The Human Factor

    Experience the unique approach of Schouten Global and discover how indiviuals, teams and organisations can become high performers in challenging environments. Visit our Leadership - The Human Factor seminars at the impressive Dome, within the race village of the Volvo Ocean Race and meet Anje-Marijcke and other crew members!

    The Human Factor
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